Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in mid-2003. They are known for their enthralling live performances and their large number of musical instruments. In addition to mainstays guitar, drums, and bass guitar, members play piano, violin, viola, cello, xylophone, keyboard, accordion, and harp!Their first full-length album, Funeral, was released in September 2004
in the USA and in February 2005
in the UK, and was critically acclaimed, making it to many top ten lists in 2004.Arcade Fire were featured on the cover of Time Magazine's Canadian edition in 2005, and hailed as a band that "helped put Canadian music on the world map". Their single Cold Wind was released in Summer 2005
and was used as the soundtrack to the popular HBO series, Six Feet Under.